Posted on 27 Feb 2015 (71 Views)
Since we have quite a wait left
for the PC version of GTA V to arrive, Rockstar has given us 15 brand new screenshots showcasing some of the detail and refinements that PC players can expect in Grand Theft Auto V. They also remind everyone to pre-order by March 31st to get a bonus $300,000 of in-game cash for GTA Online (that's on top of the $1,200,000 of in-game cash that all pre-orders - either physical copy or digital download - will receive).
Here are a few of the new screens. Take a look at them all in the screenshot gallery
Keep an eye out for more GTAV info in the weeks ahead including a new trailer and a look at the PC version's powerful new Rockstar Editor
for making your own original custom videos. Enjoy and join us at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 24 Feb 2015 (352 Views)
Another month delay added to Grand Theft Auto V's PC release but for console players there's an official release date for heists - and they are only 2 weeks away!
Rockstar are excited to announce that the launch of Heists for GTA Online is scheduled for March 10th
. They know it's been a wait, and appreciate your patience. Heists will bring a brand new 4-player cooperative gameplay experience to GTA Online, giving players the chance to team up to pull off a string of intense, multi-part raids and robberies across Los Santos and Blaine County. Over the next couple of weeks, they will have more information about the launch of Heists and about other new features that we will release with it.
GTAV for PC
GTAV for PC will be arriving on April 14th
at retail and as a digital download. Rockstar sends their apologies to PC gamers worldwide who have been counting down the days until the launch of the game, but a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC. As a gesture of thanks for your understanding, Rockstar will grant anyone who has pre-ordered the game an additional $200,000 in-game cash for use in GTA Online
As always, they ask for the GTA PC community's understanding and assistance in helping to report any concerns during the early days of launch when those inevitable initial teething issues arise on the new platform. If you do experience issues please visit Rockstar Games Support and send feedback to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com - they'll be closely monitoring the situation and addressing any hitches as quickly as they can.
The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is Rockstar's most graphically and technically advanced version yet, fully optimized to support a broad range of current hardware and features a host of PC-specific enhancements including greater levels of detail, deep configuration options and ultra-high-definition support - as well as the powerful new Rockstar Editor for recording, staging and editing original custom videos.
Rockstar thanks GTA players worldwide for their patience in awaiting these big game updates and they are excited to bring both Heists and GTAV for PC to you very soon. Stay tuned for lots more information in the weeks ahead and for now, check out 11 new screenshots showing action from Heists in the screenshot gallery here
So there you have it (again). Hit up the chat at the GTA V forums
Posted on 16 Jan 2015 (4244 Views)
Rockstar Games is offering pre-order bonuses for those who get GTA V on PC from the Rockstar Warehouse. There is already a bonus GTA$1 million split between single and multiplayer for pre-ordering the game but if you do so by February 1st, 2015, you'll get an additional GTA$300,000 in GTA Online and also a free additional game download. Choices include previous GTA titles, Max Payne, Bully, and more.
Check out the full details at Rockstar Warehouse here
and join the chat at the GTA V forums
Posted on 13 Jan 2015 (4272 Views)
Another SMH moment for PC and GTA fans. Just two weeks away from the official release date of GTA V on PC, Rockstar has now delayed it to March 24, 2015
. On the upside they also stated that GTA Online heists will become available to consoles prior to the PC launch
so at least there's that.
Our apologies for the slight shift in the date but the game requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be. Moving a release date is never a decision we take lightly and is a choice we make only when we know it is in the best interests of the game and our fans. Thanks everyone for your understanding and we assure you these few extra weeks will be worth it when the game does arrive in March.
They went on to say that GTA Online for PC will launch with the game (including heists) and support up to 30 players. Rockstar has also given us 6 new screenshots at 4k resolution (3840x2160):
Additional details about the PC version include that the game will run at 1080p and 60fps with up to 4K resolution and support for up to triple monitor configurations, as well as NVidia 3D Vision for up to triple monitor setups. The game also includes the new Rockstar Editor
which gives players a full suite of editing tools to create and publish gameplay clips direct to both Social Club and YouTube.
The following PC specs were listed by Rockstar:
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
And some additional specifications/info:
Over time, downloadable content and programming changes will change the system requirements for this game. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer and www.rockstargames.com/support for current compatibility information. Some system components such as mobile chipsets, integrated, and AGP graphics cards may be incompatible. Unlisted specifications may not be supported by publisher.
Other requirements: Installation and online play requires log-in to Rockstar Games Social Club (13+) network; internet connection required for activation, online play, and periodic entitlement verification; software installations required including Rockstar Games Social Club platform, DirectX, Chromium, and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 sp1 Redistributable Package, and authentication software that recognizes certain hardware attributes for entitlement, digital rights management, system, and other support purposes. Single use serial code registration via internet required; registration is limited to one Rockstar Games Social Club Account (13+) per serial code; only one log-in allowed per Social Club account at any time; serial code(s) are non-transferable once used; Social Club accounts are non-transferrable.
So there you have it. Join the chat at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 22 Dec 2014 (1911 Views)
Steam's holiday sales
are in effect and right now you can get Grand Theft Auto and other Rockstar Games titles up to 75% off individually or up to 80% off for bundled packs! A few choice deals are below...
GTA Complete Pack - 80% off
GTA IV+SA - 80% off
GTA IV Complete - 80% off
GTA III Trilogy - 75% off
L.A. Noire Complete - 75% off
All individual GTA titles are 75% off. Other Rockstar Games titles like Max Payne are also on sale for 70% off or more! Check out the deals at Steam here
before they are gone!
Posted on 18 Dec 2014 (4083 Views)
Surprise! Rockstar is gearing up for the holidays a little early with their Festive Surprise
update for GTA Online. It’s that most wonderful time of the year in Los Santos and you can take part with new clothing items, snowball fights, and more!
There's plenty to see and do including....
EXPLOSIVE STOCKING STUFFERS
Heat up your season’s greetings with brand new items stocked at Ammu-Nation: a new Homing Missile Launcher
and Proximity Mines
are here just in time to make spirits bright. These items will be permanently available to acquire and keep.
Those dreaming of a white Christmas are in luck as the forecast calls for the extremely rare phenomenon of San Andreas snowfall
to hit on a few special days this holiday season. Be on the lookout and ready to round up your Crew for a friendly snowball fight
, but be forewarned, those icy little suckers can pack a wallop.
FREE SEASONAL CHRISTMAS GEAR AND MASKS
Add some merriment to your mayhem with a slew of holiday pajamas, ‘ugly’ Christmas sweaters, new scarves, hats, masks and more are now all available absolutely free
to add to your inventory and wear now through Monday January 5th.
MAKE A DASH IN FOUR ALL-NEW VEHICLES
Treat yourself to some new toys this holiday season and fill your garage (now that you can own a third property
and garage, also part of today’s Title Update) with four all-new vehicles to purchase – including a tricked out Hot Rod Christmas Ratloader
, the sturdy Slam Van
, and the fast and flashy Massacro and Jester
sports cars with all new Race liveries. These vehicles will be permanently available to acquire and keep.
HOLIDAY SPECIAL CRATE DROPS
Keep your eyes on the sky as Holiday Special Crate Drops
will be dropping frequently now through January 5th, stuffed with goodies to collect for your inventory – including a few of the rare vintage GTA tees that you may have missed in some of the Social Club Event Weekends over the past year as well as some brand new ones never before available.
CHRISTMAS DAY GIFTS
On Christmas Day, December 25th, as you’re relaxing in your Los Santos apartment beside your Christmas tree, make sure to check your inventory for a few extra gifts
SET OFF SOME NEW YEAR’S FIREWORKS
Ring in the New Year with a bang – the Firework Launcher
and Firework rocket ammo are coming back and will be available to acquire and use from Christmas Eve until Monday, January 5th. You can score one for free
on four special days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.
#FESTIVESURPRISE SNAPMATIC CONTEST
Take your merriest Christmas Crew family photo or capture the insanity of the New Year’s party you’re hosting in your Los Santos condo – or any other amazing, amusing or beauteous #FestiveSurprise
action. In January, Rockstar will pick five favorite shots and award the photographers with a GTA$1M prize
. Tag your entries with #FestiveSurprise now through January 5th to be eligible. Official rules
GTA ONLINE HOLIDAY PARTY LIVESTREAM ON TWITCH TOMORROW
Tune in tomorrow December 19th at 4pm Eeastern Time US at twitch.tv/rockstargames
for the Official GTA Online Holiday Party Livestream
with special invited guests from the community. Make sure you’re in that Twitch chat as Rockstar will be inviting friendly members of chat to join them live in the lobbies on both PlayStation 4 (4-5pm) and Xbox One (5-6pm) portions of the broadcast.
Do stay tuned throughout the holiday weeks for some announcements of opportunities to score bonus GTA$ as well! Happy holidays and enjoy the Festive Surprise – available across PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One! If you want your party to look cool, fill your guest list with others at the GTA V forums
Posted on 17 Dec 2014 (2207 Views)
Rockstar has received lots of questions from the community about what is in store for the future, including the highly anticipated launch of Online Heists which was discussed yesterday. Today Rockstar has a new installment of their Asked & Answered series that addresses those and many other frequently asked questions they've seen recently. If you've got a question for them feel free to hit up firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll do their best to provide you an answer.
Below are answers to questions straight from Rockstar Games:
“Are you only doing first person games now? I have always loved Rockstar Games partly because they are third person games.”
– Allen (via Mouthoff)
Absolutely not! We are excited by the response to our first effort at a first person experience, but remain committed to third person games and may or may not use first person as a camera option in the future. We do like to, whenever possible, give people options so they can play a game the way they like.
“To the people at Rockstar Games, could you guys please bring First Person to PS3 / Xbox 360?”
– Brandon (via Mouthoff)
“Why just have First Person on next-generation, why not on the other consoles? Could [you] add it to PS3 and Xbox  please?”
As we’d mentioned in our recent interview with IGN, First Person Mode is a new feature that is only technically possible for us to add to the game with the expanded memory that the new generation platforms provide. There are thousands of new animations added to the game to facilitate First Person Mode, which would have been impossible to do on the previous generation of consoles without seriously compromising the game in some other capacity.
“What is the point of Shark Cards, apart from to make you greedy bastards lots of money?”
– Tim (via Mouthoff)
The reason we included optional in-game currency in Grand Theft Auto Online, rather than directly selling DLC, was because it was the only way that we could distribute DLC without dividing the player base each time we brought out a new content pack, which would destroy the online community very quickly by splitting players up. Thanks to Shark Cards, we have been able to give away every piece of DLC so far for free in order to keep the community whole and give people options as to whether they want to earn new content by playing the game, buy new content with Shark Cards or simply don’t get new content and still keep playing the game.
“What is the #GTAOnline Heist official release date?”
“Why are Heists taking so long?”
– Donny (via Mouthoff)
We aren’t ready to give an official release date yet, but we are confident they will be ready early in 2015. As you may have read on IGN, Heists were a much bigger challenge to create than we had originally anticipated. Early versions were simply not good enough and had to be scrapped more than once as we honed in on how we thought they should work. We’re happy to say that the pack we are now finalizing is something we are excited by and eager to release as soon as it is ready. We, as a company, have always been about trying to make something that is good rather than hitting a date. We apologize when this gets frustrating but firmly believe that rushing out second-rate content does not do anyone any favors. Hopefully you agree that yesterday’s new Trailer is a sign that Heists are shaping up nicely, but we still need some time to fine tune them. Because we need a little time to get Heists right, we are going to give you a small Christmas gift to keep you entertained until we are done with them.
In the meantime, here are a couple of cool new screenshots to whet your appetite…
“Are Heists only for Xbox One and PS4?”
Tight coordination and teamwork will be necessary to fight your way to a big score.
Tools of the trade. There will be new vehicles including the armored Karin Kuruma.
As previously confirmed, GTA Online Heists will be available to play on all four consoles: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One – as well as for the PC.
“Now that you have GTAV out for next gen consoles, are you going to forget about the rest of us?”
Hi BlackWolf, certainly not as players on PS3 and Xbox 360 can look forward to Online Heists and other updates that are in the works coming soon. We are incredibly thankful to our original generation of GTAV and GTA Online players on those systems and wish to continue providing content to them for as long as we can. Of course, at some point in the future, there may be a point where we reach the limits for the previous generation of consoles as there may be some updates that are only technically possible on the new hardware – but we do hope to continue delivering as many updates as we can for all four consoles for as long as possible.
“Will you add snow to #GTAV this winter again? I missed it last time. Would be awesome: P”
“You guys gonna do an Xmas theme for GTAV again?”
We prefer to keep such things as a surprise, but without giving away any details (no peeking under the tree!), we can say that we do have a few seasonal treats in the works for players on all four systems to enjoy this coming holiday season in GTA Online. Look for details on that very soon.
“Hi, please would it be possible to add or patch the ability to leave your car engine running when leaving a vehicle into the game?”
– Martin (via Mouthoff)
“Why are there no animals in GTA Online?”
“Will the casino ever be available to us players to gamble our hard earned GTA dollars?”
“Grand Theft Auto next-gen is almost the perfect game in my humble opinion… However I do have one suggestion, I would LOVE to see a Texas hold ‘em and/or Blackjack mini-game… I would love to have the chance to gamble with my GTA dollars against AI and other players around the word. It would add yet another activity in the vast world that has already been created. Yours sincerely, a loyal fan.”
– Scott (via Mouthoff)
We know that there is a never-ending community wish list for new content to be added to Grand Theft Auto Online. Not only do we truly appreciate that, as we’ve always said that the evolving world of GTA Online is as much yours (the players and residents of Los Santos and Blaine County) as it is ours – but we also need it and rely on it. Please keep your most wanted new features, updates, changes and tweaks coming via email to our official inbox at GTAOnline@rockstargames.com; we are constantly checking this feedback for ways that we can improve the game. To date, your feedback sent there has been invaluable in helping shape the game to what it is so far, and we look forward to the collaboration continuing strong in 2015 and beyond.
“Can PS4 players play GTA Online with PS3 players?”
We absolutely love being able to push the boundaries of what can be done in a dynamic online world like GTA Online, but certain things are not technically possible right now and this is one of them. Unfortunately, there is no technical way that we could enable players to play in the same lobby with one another across different types or generations of game consoles. It is also impossible to enable PC players to join console-based lobbies.
“After the #GTAV reboot, how about a #RDR reboot?”
“#GTAV on #XboxOne is seriously the pinnacle of awesomeness mountain. Now can we please get a Red Dead sequel please @RockstarGames?”
“So if you’re going to keep making GTA, why not keep making Red Dead Redemption?”
It’s wonderful to see so much excitement and enthusiasm for the Red Dead series, and nearly 5 years after Red Dead Redemption’s release(!). As we’ve mentioned when asked in the past about new games in other series such as Red Dead Redemption, Bully and L.A. Noire, we don’t always rush to make sequels, but that does not mean we won’t get to them eventually. We have so many games we want to make and the issue is always one of bandwidth and timing. We thank longtime fans such as yourselves as always for your amazing support and please stay tuned in 2015 for announcements of what’s to come from Rockstar Games.
“I was wondering if I could also [transfer] my [GTA Online characters and progress] from Xbox 360 to PC? Because I had a lot of nice cars on my Xbox 360 but I want to play on my PC, not start over to get all my cars. Is that possible?”
– Luuk (via Mouthoff)
“Hello, wanted to ask about Online character progress transfer. I read on your Support site that it can be done only once. So my question is, I have a level 200 character on my PS3, I want to buy the PC version but think Santa might bring me the PS4 version. If I transfer my character to PS4, does that mean I am not allowed to transfer to PS3 character to the PC version when it ships next month?”
– Tommy (via Mouthoff)
Not to worry, you will be able to transfer your Online characters and progress from any of the four consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 or Xbox One) to the PC platform. To be clear, if you transfer or have already transferred your progress from PS3 or Xbox 360 to either PS4 or Xbox One, then you will still be able to do another transfer again from PS4 or Xbox One to PC. We have updated the detailed transfer information article at Rockstar Support to account for this.
“Dear friends at Rockstar, I would like to know what’s going on Grand Theft Auto V for PC…”
– Alli (via Mouthoff)
Hi Alli, we’re presently in the final stages of development on the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V and hope to have confirmed official system requirements to share soon here at the Newswire, please stay tuned for that to be announced in the coming week. Thank you and we’re very excited to bring GTAV to the PC gaming community!
That's all for now. Keep in touch with Rockstar Games for answers to other questions or hit up the comments below and we may be able to help you. Don't forget to join the discussions at the GTA 5 forums
where you can find other answers to questions too!
Posted on 16 Dec 2014 (1981 Views)
Heists have finally been revealed with a kick ass new trailer
, and an interview with IGN on the delays and what players should expect from these 4 player co-op missions. Rockstar is shooting for an early 2015 release. Here's the story:
GTA Online Heists are coming early in 2015 - check out the new trailer for the four-player co-op mode for Grand Theft Auto Online (above) that allows players to plan, prepare and execute multi-tiered Heists across Los Santos and Blaine County. These will require tight communication and coordination, with players taking on specified roles at each point to accomplish multiple objectives on the way to each Heist's epic finale. Featuring new gameplay, new vehicles, new weapons, new clothing and much more.
Head over to IGN
for an in-depth interview that details exactly how Heists will work... and why they've taken a little more time than originally expected. The article is loaded with info from an interview with Lead Mission Designer Imran Sarwar, as well a ton of new screens
Can't wait! Head over to the GTA V Forums
if you wanna further the discussion.
Posted on 05 Dec 2014 (1962 Views)
Listen up! In honor of next week's release of The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Limited Edition Soundtrack CD and Vinyl Box Sets
, Rockstar is giving 10 lucky fans the chance to win a copy at the Rockstar Games page on Facebook
. Entries end December 8th.
Each set includes all three soundtrack volumes (The Original Music, The Score, and The Soundtrack). The Vinyl collection features six vinyl records, a full color booklet and an exclusive lithograph poster in a classic box-set. The CD collection includes three discs along with a branded Grand Theft Auto V gold brick-shaped USB Drive, artwork and poster all sealed in a special die-cut package.
Winners will get their choice of either the CD or Vinyl collection. Limited to a production run of less than 5,000 units worldwide, these limited editions will be available to purchase beginning on December 9th at top online and physical record stores. You can pre-order the CD or Vinyl collection now at Mass Appeal.
Enter Now on Facebook
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules
for eligibility details. Ends Monday, December 8th, 2014.
Enjoy and join the chat at the GTA V forums
Posted on 27 Nov 2014 (1503 Views)
Beginning this Friday and running all the way through Monday, the Rockstar Warehouse
annual Black Friday Sale features 30% off on all Gear and Collectibles.
Choose anything from the Grand Theft Auto V Collection
including popular gear and collectibles like the Zippo Lighter and GTAV Hoodie along with several items that weren't available last year at this time, such as the Body Bag Sleeping Bag and the Trevor Philips Industries Tee.
Longtime fans can also take this opportunity to grab some Rockstar Apparel or gear and collectibles from some of the classic titles, including the Red Dead Redemption Frontier Collection
and the Anniversary Collections for all three entries in the classic Grand Theft Auto Trilogy - GTAIII, Vice City and San Andreas.
Also, all Warehouse orders over $50 will qualify for reduced international shipping. The Black Friday Sale begins Friday morning at 12:01am Eastern Time and ends at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Monday, December 1st. Enjoy and join the fun at the GTA V forums